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April 24, 2015

Comment of the Week: The five-ingredient recipe for a great bike city

If anyone in the country knows what it takes for a city to improve its bike transportation, it's a woman whose entire business depends on cities doing so.


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The Bike Concierge finds niche by making bike adventures easy

This scrappy new business makes bike adventure magic happen.


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City debates cutting park fees for small homes, hiking for big ones

Backers say the proposal would encourage smaller, more densely built houses.(Photo: Mark McClure) For years, almost every new home built in Portland has paid thousands of dollars into a city fund that pays to buy and develop parkland. But so far, the size of the home hasn’t affected the size of the fee. If it Read More »


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Jobs of the Week: Rack Attack, Chris King, Sprocketfly, Bike N’ Hike, Universal Cycles

We’ve had five great job opportunities listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below… Sales Associate – Rack Attack Car Rack & Hitch Centers Finisher – Chris King Precision Components Flexible P/T Mechanic – SprocketFly Mechanic and Sales – Bike N’ Hike Beaverton Mechanic/Sales – Universal Cycles For a complete list of Read More »


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County’s bridges may get $33 million for biking and walking upgrades by 2020

One possibility being discussed: converting one or more of the bridge decks to biking or walking traffic.


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It’s True, You Can Be a Superhero

Hey ladies! Your time has come to...

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April 23, 2015

Did you hear? Oregon Governor Brown talks bikes in her first State of the State address

See? That wasn't so hard.


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Cyclo Femme – Riding Strong

The Cyclo Femme movement is taking the world by...

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Trek Bikes Recall

Find out if your bike is eligible for the...

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Weekend Event Guide: Wonka, women, work, the world, and more

Oompa loompa loompity do.


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County Amends Bridge Plan to Address BTA / Advisory Committee Concerns

Thanks to coordinated advocacy work on the part of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Multnomah County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee, fixes to heavy congestion and […]

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April 22, 2015

Cycling beyond 80: Providence sponsors trike ride for senior residents (photos)

A cohort of residents at local senior housing facilities took a roll through North Portland in style Wednesday, including one 96-year-old taking her first cycle trip ever.


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B-Line inks deal to deliver products to New Seasons stores

Why drive when you can pedal?


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Action Alert! Email Metro Councilors NOW for Safe Routes to School.

Today, not every kid has a safe route to school. YOU can change that by asking Metro Councilors to dedicate funding for safe routes to school for every kid in the Metro-area. You have […]

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May 15th Portland Employers Bike Summit

                        Register Today to secure your spot at this FREE event! Friday, May 15th, 1-5:00 p.m., […]

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Mayor Hales wants to start ‘ASAP’ on $350,000 Off-Road Cycling Master Plan – UPDATED

If all goes according to plan, the planning will start in May.


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April 21, 2015

How we got here: 1995 Heroes

  As part of our 25th Anniversary, we announce this series of blog posts about previous Alice Award winners from the first crew in 1995 to […]

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April 20, 2015

Weigh In: Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee

What: Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee Date: Deadline is May 15, 2015 Multnomah County is seeking to fill three vacancies on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen […]

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April 16, 2015

Chris King’s Commuter Challenge

Each September, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance hosts our annual Bike Commute Challenge. And, year after year, workplaces up-the-ante by not only participating in the Challenge, but by providing additional […]

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Cycle Oregon Training: 5 Riding Tips

Sometimes it's hard to find the time for your training rides, so we put together a list of five easy tips - no excuses...

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April 15, 2015

Personal Reflections on Portland and Platinum

The following post is a reflection from our Advocacy Director, Gerik Kransky, in response to a call for Portland to be downgraded by the League of […]

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COOL ROUTE: Bridge of the Gods

89 miles, waterfalls and...

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April 14, 2015

All About Fondos

What the F is a Fondo? And why you will want to ride two of Oregon's best this...

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April 13, 2015

Weigh In: The Future of Transit Open Houses

What: The Future of Transit Open House Date & Time: Thursday, April 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Place: Clackamas Community College Harmony Community Campus TriMet invites you to […]

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Pick a Ride (any ride)

How to choose an organized...

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Spinlister: A New Way to Test Ride

Take an extended test...

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April 10, 2015

New Bikeways Coming to Beaverton!

New bikeways coming to Beaverton soon will help people bike to City Hall, work, transit, and local shops. The City of Beaverton has created a vision for the […]

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Cascade Cream Puff

Quite possibly the world's most grueling mtb race - here in...

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April 09, 2015

Tour de Dreams

A rider's review of this magical...

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SHOP BEERS: Seven Corners Cycles

Shop Beers: Seven Corners Cycles 3218 Southeast 21st Avenue, Portland Thursday, April 16th, 5-7pm We love local bike shops. They tune up our bikes after long, […]

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Testify in Support of Critical Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

As the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) works to represent you in policy discussions in the Oregon Legislature we are focused on defending the Bicycle Bill, opposing […]

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The 2015 Alice Award Winners are…

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Bicycle Transportation Alliance Alice Awards. The Alice Awards help celebrate the current heroes that are building momentum for […]

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April 03, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Vision Zero

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes.

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March 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Maintaining your Ride

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Alon and Tori talk with Momoko Saunders and Diana Holland from Bike Farm, a volunteer-run collective which provides access to a shop, tools and advice from mechanics. In the second half Alon interviews Tori to get her bike maintenance tips.

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February 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Events!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.6MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Jude Gerace of Sugar Wheel Works about their “Live the Revolution” event, a story-telling fundraiser for the Safe Routes to School program. In the second half, they speak with Meredith Klein and her students about the Youth Bike Summit in Seattle this month.

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January 09, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Affordable Transportation

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Kate Nelson of Santa Fe’s Chainbreaker Collective about the importance of affordable transportation and their efforts to make bicycles available to lower-income individuals. In the second half they speak with Sirapon Soinak of Thailand who has cycled all over the world.

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December 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing– about the sport’s humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the […]

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November 14, 2014

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

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November 10, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

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November 02, 2014

Boston Did it, Could Portland?

The City of Boston has adopted a policy that all heavy trucks used by firms contracting with the City must have side-guards to protect cyclists from going under the wheels in the event of a collision. Sounds like a great component of Vision Zero to me!

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October 25, 2014

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]

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October 13, 2014

Requiem for a Greenway

It was after 6:30, so the bulk of the evening rush had come and gone. Clinton Street would be quiet, relaxing, exhilarating…like the olden days. Or so I thought. Before I’d even ridden a block, I got the all-too familiar “Clinton Street Salute:” a car zipping around me too quickly and too closely. It presaged […]

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